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San Diego Union-Tribune

First pitch: Chacin (back) bumped, Lloyd making MLB debut

In the wake of Monday’s trade, the Padres called up a 22-year-old pitcher from the California League to fill in for a day in the Padres’ suddenly depleted bullpen. To fill the rotation spot vacated by Trevor Cahill, the Padres are turning to a 26-year-old hurler from the Pacific Coast League. They...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres owner on Brad Hand: 'Other things being equal right now, I don't see us moving him'

The Padres shipped out two of their most marketable relievers on Monday, including Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter as part of a deal with the Kansas City Royals. With five days left before the non-waiver trade deadline, the possibility looms that their best bullpen arm isn’t going anywhere (at...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres pitcher Travis Wood: "It's definitely a fresh start for me"

Pitcher Travis Wood discusses his reaction to the trade that sent him from the Kansas City Royals to the Padres.

Padres Public

My Cahill To Die On

When I wrote about the Trevor Cahill trade on Monday night, I didn’t spend too much time on the players the Padres gave up, including The Great Cahill. I did figure, however, that the thinking on their relative value was somewhat of a forgone conclusion. Turns out, reasonable people disagree with me. In the spirit of scraping for things to write about, and discussing the overarching topic of trade value heading into the deadline, I figured I’d collect some thoughts on the issue here. So—drumroll please—here’s my ranking, in terms of perceived trade value, of the three players the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets vs Padres Recap: Reed escapes disaster

deGrom was his usual, excellent, self The Mets came close to blowing a lead in the ninth, but persevered and pulled out a 5-3 win against the Padres at Petco Park. After getting a stellar starting pitching performance out of Jacob deGrom, Addison Reed chipped away at his trade value, but managed to get the save. deGrom won his eighth straight victory, and continued to look like one of the elite starting pitchers in all of baseball. Over eight innings, deGrom struck out eight, walking two, and scattering five hits. He had a shutout going into the seventh inning, when Hunter...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Michel Baez remains unbeaten in Padres system

MLB Pipeline, like most trade publications, left Michel Baez outside an update of its top-100 prospects list. That could be rectified by season’s end. The 21-year-old Cuban continued a blistering start to his stateside career with five more dominant innings in low Single-A Fort Wayne’s 2-1 win...

Grand Rapids Press

Royals and Twins are buying, while the Tigers ponder next moves

Kansas City is making one final push with its World Series winning core. The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins are eyeing a playoff push, while the Detroit Tigers are in the the position of trade deadline sellers. On Monday, the Royals acquired three pitchers from the San Diego Padres: starter Trevor Cahill and relievers Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter. Kansas City has strengthened its postseason hopes with a six-game win streak -- including Monday's 12-inning victory over the Tigers -- and has closed to within 1.5 games of the Cleveland Indians in the AL...

CSN Philly

MLB Notes: Twins-Braves, Royals-Padres make trades

The Twins made a trade with the Braves, while the Royals added arms in a deal with the Padres. Here's that and more around baseball on Monday.

Padres Public

Cahill Is Gone, But Everything Is Okay

Earlier today the Padres traded Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm, and Travis Wood. Woo-hoo, a trade! Trades are hard to write about these days. The more credit we’ve given to teams for getting smarter and smarter, the easier it is to look at a deal and nod along: “yup, yup, makes sense. yup.” It’s really no different with this deal. The Padres had obvious trade candidates like Cahill, picked up for pennies and reconfigured into a legitimate starter, Maurer, a still-pretty-young reliever who’s consistently...

Sports Illustrated

Royals Acquire Pitchers Maurer, Cahill and Buchter in Trade with Padres

The Royals pulled off a big trade with the Padres to overhaul their pitching staff.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres trade pitching trio to Kansas City

The waiting is over. At least for now. One week before the trade deadline, the Padres made a deal Monday, sending three veteran pitchers — Ryan Buchter, Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer — to the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Padres received pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, plus 18-year-old...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres mailbag: Is A.J. Preller overplaying his Hand?

At 43-55 overall, the Padres entered Monday with a 10-8 record in July. With even a passable homestand, they can celebrate their first winning month of the season. That, of course, is not the trending topic. The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is less than a week away. By 1 p.m. PDT on Sunday,...

San Francisco Chronicle

Hundley wins it in 12th as Giants beat Padres 5-4

Hundley wins it in 12th as Giants beat Padres 5-4 Pablo Sandoval plays Eduardo Nuñez’s position, and it’s no secret Nuñez could be dealt before the July 31 trade deadline. If one thing leads to another - and that’s a big if - Sandoval could be playing third base for the Giants so long as he proves he’s worthy in his two-week minor-league tryout. “He deserves to be back,” Nuñez said after the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in 12 innings Saturday. Nick Hundley’s single to deep left field scored Kelby Tomlinson with the deciding run, Hundley’s first walk-off hit since...

CSN Bay Area

Giants lineup: Nunez returns, batting second vs Padres

Amidst trade rumors, Eduardo Nunez is back in the lineup for the Giants Thursday night against the Padres.San Diego Padres (40-54)1. Jose Pirela (R) 2B2.

CSN Bay Area

Five potential trade partners for Giants ahead of 2017 deadline

There were plenty of scouts at AT&T Park on Thursday night to watch the last-place Giants and fourth-place Padres...

Padres Public

Padres and Pints: The Podcast! Episode 39

A podcast in back-to-back weeks! HUZZAH! This time Rick & Chris get back to the basics and podcast without a guest. They chat about the All-Star game, the trade deadline, what to expect in the 2nd half and a little #bobblechat. ENJOY! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us. All the videos All the podcasts iTunes | Google All the tweets All the pictures

San Diego Union-Tribune

Andy Green on Brad Hand: 'I hope he's in a Padres uniform'

Brad Hand’s preference is to remain with the Padres. Team officials have indicated that, if they do not find the return they seek, they would not mind retaining the first-time All-Star. Soon, it may not matter. With the non-waiver trade deadline less than two weeks away, the demand for a platoon-busting...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres mailbag: What kind of return is A.J. Preller seeking in trades?

The non-waiver trade deadline, a most critical date in this Padres season, is two weeks away. Two contending teams already have made a move. Last week, the Cubs made a crosstown swap, sending a prospect package to the White Sox in exchange for starter Jose Quintana. Sunday, the Nationals looked...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres' Christian Friedrich still hoping to pitch in 2017

By the time the waiver trade deadline passes at the end of August, trades could open as many as three spots in the Padres rotation. Even without a timetable to restart a minor league rehab assignment, left-hander Christian Friedrich is optimistic about grabbing one at some point in 2017 after an...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Cahill again looking good as Padres win

On regular rest and without any more setbacks, Trevor Cahill can make two more starts before the July 31 trade deadline arrives. He very well might not make both of those for his hometown Padres if front offices like what they see. Sunday’s entry in a 7-1 win over the Giants offered plenty, too....

San Francisco Chronicle

Samardzija gives up 7 runs as Giants lose to Padres, 7-1

The momentum certainly has not shifted after everyone except All-Star Buster Posey took four days off to reset, refresh and re-energize. Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Padres was over early when the hosts scored seven times off Jeff Samardzija, who coughed up three-run homers to ex-Giant Hector Sanchez and Corey Spangenberg. The Padres won two of three in a series that might have detoured the Giants as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list with more blister problems. At least Denard Span continued to show he’s past his health issues, moving well...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Brad Hand continues to draw interest, but no deal imminent

Early last June, the Padres made the opening move of the 2016 trade season, shipping James Shields to the White Sox in a pre-draft exchange. It wound up being the first of six deals before the non-waiver deadline, each transaction going toward what has become a massive rebuilding project. More...


Padres Ask Dodgers About Alex Verdugo

The San Diego Padres have asked about top prospect Alex Verdugo in relation to trade talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers over reliever Brad Hand.

Padres Public

Padres and Pints: The Podcast! Episode 38 with Dustin Palmateer

Longtime baseball and Padres writer Dustin Palmateer joins Chris for some in-depth Padres chat. They discuss whether the Padres are meeting their goals for the 2017 season, what the trade deadline might bring, especially regarding Padre reliever Brad Hand, the Padres signings during the most recent July 2 international signing deadline, and more. Follow Dustin on Twitter and check out his writing with The Sacrifice Bunt right here at Padres Public! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below or e-mail us.   All the videos All the podcasts iTunes | Google All the...

Newark Star-Ledger

MLB trade rumors: Padres scouting Yankees prospects?

Could a deal be in the works between San Diego and New York?


Yankees Expected to Pursue Brad Hand

The New York Yankees appear to be interested in acquiring Padres' southpaw Brad Hand via trade.

New York Post

If Mets want to trade top reliever, they picked the wrong year

MIAMI — The Padres have talked to the Yankees about relievers such as Brad Hand and Brandon Maurer, but do not expect a prospect as good as Gleyber Torres in return. Instead, a San Diego official echoed the sentiment of many executives at the Futures Game — the Yankees system is deep enough that they...